A warm welcome to the awesome Sasha Summers, author of the "Red Carpet Series" ! Join us as we discuss her 3rd installment "Hollywood Homecoming"!
Thanks for having me today! Hollywood Homecoming was a surprise, as strange as that sounds. I wrote Hollywood Ever After as a stand-alone, but then Jen and Gunner’s story cropped up. And once I was done with that I realized I had to give Helen her chance at romance.. She was this sweet, constant character that was always there for her family and friends.
What made Hollywood Homecoming complicated was the lack of star-power. Jen (Hollywood Holiday) was a movie-star. Josh (Hollywood Ever After) was a movie-star. But neither Helen or Joseph are actors. Luckily, I’d built in a possible tinsel-town career for Helen: make-up artist. Not only did this keep the stories based in Hollywood (a must for a series with Hollywood in the title), but it gave Helen the creative outlet that was Helen.
If I’m being honest, and I normally am ;), I've never been on a movie set. So my glimpse inside the make-up trailer were a mash-up of Face-off, movie snippets, and my own experiences in community theater dressing rooms. I love the dynamic between Helen and Maurice-he’s one of my favorite characters. I think I kept the Hollywood in Hollywood Homecoming… even before Jen and Josh arrive and use their star-power for good at the end of the book. :)
Thanks again Sasha for stopping by and hanging out with us today!! Have you read "Hollywood Homecoming" and if so, what did you think?
(The Red Carpet Series, bk #3)
By Sasha Summers
Make-up artist to the stars. The favorite aunt. Dance teacher. Baby sister. Talented musician and song-writer.
Why did that word rank above the rest? Helen loved her family and understood they wanted her to have the real love they’d all found. It’s just that she’d found her someone special and learned to live without him. She’d been too young for the quirky, idealistic doctor-off to save the world-to notice. And, really, if she had it her way, he’d never know how she’d felt. Now, he was one of her best friends, a pen pal, losing him would be too much.
Seeing him at their parents wedding, Helen realizes the horrible truth: she still loves Joseph… which wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t in the situation she was in.
But she was. And her secret will change everything.
Will it destroy hope for a Hollywood happy ending too?
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About the Author
Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each. Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so. Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.